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Cantillon Iris - Brasserie Cantillon

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

1,320 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,320
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 589
Gots: 313 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Brasserie Cantillon visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery's website: "Although it is a spontaneous fermentation beer, the Iris is very different from the Lambic. The amber colour and the bitter and slightly caramelized taste make it a complex beer."

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-05-2002)
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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Washington

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Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

03/28/07- Purchased at Plumpjack's in San Francisco, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle sealed in foil, capped and corked. Vintage 2005 on the cork. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Deep orange colored pour. Maybe a bit rust like. Clouded yeasty pour. Minor rim of a head upon pour. Light spots of lace remain and drip down the sides of the glass.

Smell- Not as much funk as would like, but a nice tart and sour grassy and fruity nose. Can't really pick up what fruit though. Maybe lemon?

Taste- Tart, but not outrageously tart as some of the other Cantillon brews I have had. A nice mixture of lemon, orange and grapefruit sour medly.

Mouthfeel- Makes you salivate for more. Good tartness and next to no carbonation.

Drinkability- Excellent output from Cantillon. Maybe my favorite of the bunch to date.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 22:41:24 | More by GClarkage
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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California

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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Alberta (Canada)

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a handpump pull at Teresa's Next Door in a oversize wine glass.

Once the bright white frothy foam settled from the top of the glass about 10oz's of copper bronze shaded liquid graced the glass with a inch of settled layered foam that lasted, some splotches left behind.

This smells spectacular. A real nice hit of wet oak with some hay thrown in with light citrus. All together earthy with that Cantillon smell. Barnyard. damp basement.

This was just so flavorful from jump street. Im hit with that sourness up front with faded apple and hay. The oak is prominent yet not looming. This is sharp stuff. Earthy grass in the middle with an acidic nature, but not overkill.

After some time in the glass this settled down a bit. First sips off a loon are always mind bending, but after some time Iris comes into it's own. A small step up from light with alot of activity in the mouth. Strong aftertaste of sour apple and such.

I could have drank this all day. It really makes me appreciate the less sought after loons. This does the trick. I had some 5 years aged Iris on tap not to long ago and this blew it out of the water. I think this is a more recent vintage. Great stuff.

Serving type: cask

02-06-2012 03:29:08 | More by BARFLYB
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MYJELLOMISFIT

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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Cantillon Iris from Brasserie Cantillon
97 out of 100 based on 1,320 ratings.